I used a rice steamer and the flavor of the chickpeas is totally different
So just out of curiosity, I tried steaming a small handful of several different beans, altogether (small red, kidney, black beans, lima, navy, adzuki, pinto). (By the way, soak black beans separately, they stain the white beans a very attractive shade of gray!) Same result! I ended up just snacking on them by the handful. I never even got far enough to use them for soup or something, they were so good by themselves! This will be great for summer when it's too hot to cook!